This afternoon I had a walk around the butterfly reserve and there were certainly a few about with Common Blue, Holly Blue, Small Blue, Dingy Skipper, Small Skipper, Large White, Speckled Wood, Wall Brown, Red Admiral and Comma.
And it wasn't just butterflies on the reserve with several Swollen-thighed Beetles and Dagger Fly's.
There were also a few flies and an Ichneumon wasp to ID. One of the flies looks like it could be Neomyia cornicina a member of the Muscidae family.
Here are a few images from this afternoon.
Broadcroft Quarry Butterfly Reserve
Some of the mixed habitat here.
A Small Skipper
A Dinghy Skipper
A Wall Brown
A female Small Blue
The hoverfly - Xanthogramma pedissequum
A mimic bee hoverfly Volucella plumata with a white tail
And this is Volucella bombylans and........
...........another one. Told apart from V. plumata as it has an orange-red tail.
A Swollen-thighed Beetle
A Dagger Fly
This one caught me out at first but it's a Chequered Hoverfly, Melanostoma scalare
A really unusual looking fly..........
An Ichneumon wasp to ID.